News: ESPN NFCE: Should Cowboys pursue Finnegan?

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    By Dan Graziano

    Which brings us to the Dallas Cowboys, who need a cornerback, and Cortland Finnegan, a former Tennessee Titans quarterback who's now a free agent. There seems little doubt that Finnegan should be high on the Cowboys' list of free-agent targets along with former Chief Brandon Carr. But any team that looks to sign a free agent wants to know as much as possible about him -- and about why he became a free agent. Fortunately for us, as we contemplate Cowboy needs, we have Paul Kuharsky, the estimable steward of the AFC South blog, to explain to us why Tennessee is letting Finnegan go:

    Here's why: They don't think he's a $10 million a year corner. While he's a very good and versatile defensive back, he's not going to single-handedly erase a top receiver every week. Even had the Titans decided to give him the franchise tag, he would have hated it and griped. He's a good guy at heart, and did a lot for the team and the community, but his nasty streak, on and off the field, could show up at bad moments and be unhealthy. The last time he got money, he didn't react to a fatter wallet well.​
    So there you have it, Cowboys fans. Caveat emptor, which applies to every free-agent pursuit for various reasons.

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  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would rather have Carr than Finnegan
  3. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Ditto.. but that's purely based off age rather than personality. Finnegan isn't a bad guy. He's won the Tennessee organization's Man of the Year award two years in a row now for his charity work off the field and i've never heard of him being a locker room problem at all. He can be a punk on the field at times, but that's part of football.

    But again, i'll take the FA CB who is equally as good, if not better, and also 3 years younger.
  4. johnnyd

    johnnyd Active Member

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  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would be pretty happy with either one but if I had my choice I would go with Carr. I just think Carr is the better player of the 2.
  6. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication

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    I perfer Carr I think he is a little bit better and I like his size.
  7. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I would rather have Carr. That's my favorite at the CB spot in FA.

    But I'm slowly starting to warm to the idea of this guy potentially being a Cowboy.
  8. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Carr will be a Cowboy on the first day of FA
  9. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    That would be more than i could hope for. :D
  10. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    I'd rather Carr, too, because he's younger. But both are more than capable CB options with the right contracts.
  11. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    Yep. Once he flies in, he will not leave without a signed contract. I'll put money on it.

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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    Sign Carr as a CB and Finnigan as a FS. There, I have solved all of our secondary problems. :D
  13. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Not just no, but bleep no.

    The same with Carr. Wasted money. No impact.
  14. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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